9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Issa Rae

Nominated in Actress

About Issa Rae

Issa Rae has nothing to be insecure about these days. From YouTube success with the series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl to the star of her own HBO show Insecure, Issa Rae is skyrocketing into success and sharing that joy with her followers every step of the way. Issa plays a version of herself as a(n awkward) black girl living in a very white LA world. Her inner monologues (often rapping alone in the bathroom) allow her to say what a lot of people are thinking. Despite her TV persona, she’s a woman of action, taking to Twitter this year in an effort to raise money for the #AltonSterlingFamily scholarship.

Issa Rae's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMhkf_2g2zP/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BNXPje1AgPb/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BLXasgsjIlm/ https://twitter.com/IssaRae/status/750892726464319489

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.